By Bethany J. Hashway
Monday, August 6
2:25 p.m. – Police arrested two East Greenwich men, 57 and 49 years old, for violating no-trespass orders. Both men were visiting the same apartment. Both were booked, then sent to detox.
9:40 p.m. – A couple said a nanny they’d recently fired was sending them what they described as harassing text messages. The man told police that the nanny has been employed at his household for the last two years. In the beginning of August they had a verbal argument after which the nanny left. The following days the nanny texted both of them several times. When they decided to fire the nanny, she continued to respond back with text messages telling them that he was harassing her and that she would be going to the police department to make sure she received payment for her worked hours last week. The couple stopped texting the nanny, but they said the nanny continued to text them telling them that she wanted her money. No threats were made.
Wednesday, August 8
10:24 a.m. – Police met with an East Greenwich man who said his car had been damaged during the night. The man told police that he found a stick imbedded in the sidewall of his right rear tire. Police took photos of the damage and they saw that the stick was a soft wood and dull on both sides.
4:47 p.m. – Police responded to an apartment on South County Trail for a complaint of loud music with a thumping bass. The woman at the apartment told police it was 4:30 p.m. and she was allowed to listen to her music. Police again told the woman the music was very loud and the bass was causing the walls to shake. The woman told them she was in her own home and could listen to the music whatever way she wanted and that she’s tired of neighbors complaining. When police requested the woman’s identification so they could file a report, she refused to give it to them. While police were talking to the person who made the complaint, to tell her they would send a report about the incident to the building manager, the music started up again, shaking the walls. The woman who complained told police the music was always loud and that she had to take her children to a family member’s house so they could sleep.
7:35 p.m. – Police arrested an East Greenwich man, 18, for disorderly conduct after his mother said he threatened her with a knife. The mother said she and her son argued after she found him cooking shrimp she was saving for a party. She asked him why he was cooking the shrimp, to which he responded, “Here we go. It all starts now.” The mother said her son started swearing and screaming at her. He started to leave, dropping a knife as he went, saying he was leaving before he was tempted to use the knife, according to his mother. The woman decided to call the police out of fear of her son’s anger. When police spoke with the son, he said he had argued with his mother over the shrimp and he had dropped a knife but he said he did not threaten his mother with the knife. He said he was tired of his mother.
Thursday, August 9
10 a.m. – A resident from an apartment complex on South County Trail told police her neighbor was complaining that she was parking in her spot. The woman said the complex did not assign parking spaces. After the second woman complained about the parking spot, the first woman said she noticed some damage to her car (a dent in the passenger door, a small crack in the windshield and a scrape on a side bumper). She said she believed the second woman caused the damage. The first woman also told police she came home Wednesday and her door was unlocked and a window was partially opened. She said she always locks her door and that no one has a key. Nothing was missing.
Friday, August 10
9 a.m. – The owner of the Nancy Stephen Gallery and School of Art told police someone broke a large clay pot that sat beside the door of her studio overnight. The owner said the pot was intact when her husband closed up Thursday. The pot was in pieces, but apparently one side of the pot was missing, the side that featured a three-dimensional face.
Saturday, August 11
3:52 p.m. – Police were called to assist the fire department with a toppled fire hydrant at Kent Drive and Gould Place. It looked as if it had been hit by a car. The fire department notified Kent County Water Authority, which has jurisdiction over fire hydrants in East Greenwich.